News - 30th Anniversary Events



2011 marks Stonemountain and Daughter Fabric's thirtieth Anniversary in Berkeley and over fourteen years for our Sewing School.  In celebration of our thirty years in the Bay Area Community, Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics gave back.

 

We offered two months of over ten free demos and classes to our customers and students!  


Here are pictures from Joseph Fischer's presentation of Batiks from Java - he brought in wonderful batiks from Indonesia and talked about the symbolism and meaning of the images. You can also see the traditional batik tools and copper stamps on the table as well...



Angie Woolman's Quilt Demo



Here are some pictures from Angie Woolman's quilt demo. She talked about the creative use of color and discussed the different hues and values of different black fabrics (showing us blue blacks, green blacks, grey blacks) needed to make a beautiful black quilt. She showed many of her quilts and her collection of quilts.


My favorites were her landscape quilt and a quilt in her collection that was handstitched beautifully...



Terri Barr's Knitting Demo


Please note - this is an old newsletter - Stonemountain & Daughter carries a few knitting notions for our customers, but in the service of being the best fabric store that we can be, we no longer carry yarn and leave that to specialty yarn stores in the area. Thank you for your understanding.
-Nov. 2012
This demo was delightful. I am left handed and Teri taught me to knit left handed! Turns out, I had been knitting right handed. She has wonderful little phrases and mantras that help you remember what you are doing - "go outside and get a friend" = when you are moving the yarn away from you and picking up a stitch. I really enjoyed her teaching style... Here she is teaching another student who is right handed...

We started out with learning to wind the thread into a ball...

To cast on...

A few stitches start...

Voila! - Knitting starts to appear!

And while I am not ready to knit this sweater below, Teri did explain how to read it. Now I know what a knitting chart looks like.... How exciting!

If you want pointers or what to learn to knit too, you can still sign up for her upcoming knitting class!